Research Challenges Facing Planning and Operation of Net-zero Power Systems

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Jovica V Milanović in black suit smiling for the camera


Jovica V Milanović
University of Manchester, United Kingdom


"Research Challenges Facing Planning and Operation of Net-zero Power Systems"


Due to the evident climate change and environmental pressures the future power/energy  systems will have to operate, sooner rather than later, in a net-zero environment. This will manifest in a mix of wide range of electricity generation, storage and demand technologies (increasingly power electronics interfaced); blurred boundaries between transmission and distribution system;     significantly higher reliance on the use of legacy and  measurement data including global signals for system identification, characterization and control and Information and Communication Technology embedded within the power system network and its components. The key characteristics of such a complex system would certainly be proliferation of power electronic devices in  different shapes and forms and for different purposes, increased uncertainties in system operation and parameters and much larger reliance on the use of  measurement and other data collected.   

This presentation will first briefly introduce some of the key characteristics of future net-zero power systems and summarize the key challenges associated with operation, modeling and control of such systems. Following these examples of the latest research results in the  areas of probabilistic stability studies of uncertain systems,  data analytics, risk assessment and complex system analysis, all constituent parts of planning, operation and control of net-zero power systems, will be discussed and unanswered research questions summarized.


About Speaker

Jovica V Milanović received Dipl.Ing. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Ph.D. degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and D.Sc. degree from The University of Manchester, UK. Prior to joining The University of Manchester, UK, in 1998, he worked with “Energoproject”, Engineering and Consulting Co. and the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia, and the Universities of Newcastle and Tasmania in Australia.

Professor Milanović is Head  of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering  at The University of Manchester, UK, Visiting Professor at the University of Novi Sad and the University of Belgrade, Serbia and a Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. He was chairman of 6 international conferences,   member of 9 (convenor of 3) past  IEEE/CIGRE/CIRED WG, participated in or lead numerous research projects with total  value of over £80 million,  published  over  600 research papers and reports, gave over 30 key-note speeches at international conferences and presented over 150 courses/tutorials and lectures to industry and academia around the world. 

Professor Milanovic is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, Foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished IEEE PES Lecturer, member of the IEEE PES Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee, member of the IEEE PES Long Range Planning Committee, member of IEEE Fellows Committee and  Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He was a member of  the  IEEE PES Governing Board as Regional Representative for Europe, Middle East and Africa for six years,  member and vice-chair of IEEE PES Fellows Evaluation Committee and member and Chair of the IEEE Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution Award Committee.